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PM76613: Symlinked VOB directories in ClearTeam Explorer do not show the 'New' context menu

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Problem Description:
    Within IBM Rational ClearTeam Explorer,  you will see that the
    right-click context menu does not show the 'New' option when the
    current VOB directory is symlinked to this location.
    Following the directory tree down to the non-symlinked version
    of the directory does show the context menu.
    
    Step to reproduce:
    Create a VOB with two directories in it Dir1 and Dir2.
    Navigate into a Dir1 and create a symlink here to Dir2.
    Navigate into Dir2 from here and right click on the contents
    window.
    
    
    Workaround:
    Do not follow the directory tree over the symlink. Use the
    regular path to get to the symlinked directory. That will show
    the context menu correctly.
    

Local fix

Problem summary

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    Within IBM Rational ClearTeam Explorer,  you will see that
    the right-click context menu does not show the "New" option
    when the current VOB directory is symlinked to this
    location.  Following the directory tree down to the
    non-symlinked version of the directory does show the context
    menu.
    

Problem conclusion

  • a fix is available in ClearCase version 8.0.0.6
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM76613

  • Reported component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Reported component ID

    5724G2900

  • Reported release

    800

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-11-06

  • Closed date

    2013-03-21

  • Last modified date

    2013-03-21

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    CLEARCASE WIN

  • Fixed component ID

    5724G2900

Applicable component levels

  • R800 PSN

       UP

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Document Information

Modified date:
21 March 2013